Sennheiser Canada Opens Olympic RF Service/Sales Facility
Sennheiser Canada has opened an RF/equipment service and sales facility in conjunction with the upcoming XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The facility will offer assistance to radio and television broadcasters from all corners of the globe using Sennheiser technology that requires frequency coordination and equipment service. Broadcasters will be able to purchase Sennheiser’s new 2000 Series wireless systems as well. Sennheiser’s 2010 Olympic RF coordination facility will open on February 6th – six days before the games officially start – and close at the end of day on February 14th. To secure an appointment, it is recommended that broadcasters contact Sennheiser Canada in advance. “Walk-ins” will be accommodated as time permits.
Sennheiser Canada’s Technical Consultant, Rob Poretti, and Germany’s Global RF Specialist, Klaus Willemsen, and Technical Consultant, Gerhard Spyra, will staff the Sennheiser Olympic service facility. All three RF specialists have encyclopedic knowledge of Sennheiser wireless systems and decades of experience implementing Sennheiser technology in the world’s most challenging environments. In fact, Willemsen has been providing RF frequency assistance to Olympic broadcasters for the past 14 years.
“All broadcasters are assigned frequencies prior to their arrival to the games, but with an event this logistically challenging, there are bound to be some questions and issues,” remarked Director of Technical Services at Sennheiser Canada, Robert Généreux. “Sennheiser recognizes how significant the Olympics are and wants to assist our customers with expertise and equipment to ensure that everything runs smoothly.”
The RF coordination facility will be located at Video Matrix/Matrix Pro Shop, 123 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, B.C., V5Y 1L8, just 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the International Broadcast Center. It will be open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm daily from February 6th to February 14th. Contact Robert Généreux at +1 (514) 823-8223 or [email protected] to setup an advance appointment. Additional information, including a map of the location, can be found at http://www.sennheiser.ca/live/senn/olympic/en/